Quality care respects individuals for their unique perspectives and acknowledges their cultural contexts. It acknowledges that each of us holds biases and beliefs that shape our worldview, and requires that care providers reflect on and understand how these biases may impact the care they provide.
To foster quality care that is safe and appropriate for Indigenous people, the Council has built a partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). In 2016, we began actively collaborating with FNHA to promote Indigenous cultural safety and humility, build capability and capacity within the system, ensure that Indigenous people are part of the Patient Voices Network, and hardwire an Indigenous lens into quality across BC’s health care system.
To further advance awareness and action on cultural safety and humility, together with the FNHA we launched a year-long webinar series that ran from October 2016 to November 2017. The series developed health care professionals’ tools and skills needed to be effective allies for advancing cultural safety and humility, and to understand and integrate this work into their practice or interaction with First Nations and Aboriginal clients. It also advances the Declaration of Cultural Humility & Safety.
All webinar recordings and materials are archived for continued learning.